International Summer Academy Wismar
For Architecture, Design and Art
30. July - 17. August 2012
FinnFemFel was responsible for the main course at
the 17th. International Summer Academy in Wismar.
The subject of the main course was When life is the least art. This claim could also be modified to a question and therefore served just as well as the topic of our workshop. ..."Let us look at both and more! Current events, behaviors, traditions, processes, observations, etc. from everyday life will become our stores from where we collect ideas and materials for the workshop. This might be thoughts which you already carry with you, or ideas from your immediate surroundings and your colleagues on the spot."...
Wait, we’ll meet again
in collaboration with Simo Brotherus, Ingold Airlines and Robert Back.
The installation was shown at Platforms 10 year anniversary exhibition, To have/To Own,
at Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art in Vaasa, Finland.
FinnAir oder Wer wird den gleich in die Luft gehen?
31.7-24.10.2010, Luftmuseum, Amberg, Germany.
In many places, it is said you need a lot of air under your wings to loose your grip. The project FinnAir takes an opinion in detail about flying and the associated charm that is synonymous with flying.
Are we really created to fly?
poster from series Just because... 2009 by Mika Hannula
ARTmART Nov 18.11.- 23.11. 2008,
Finnfemfel took part with the project Curators for Sale.
ARTmART is an exhibition with an experimental market character. Each exhibited art piece is sold for the flat-rate price of € 70,- .„ Much too cheap“– but: only for a week…Within the frame of the viennaartweek ARTmART offers an entry-level marketplace— as well as an experimental field for artists and new collectors. Selections are made by a curatorial jury to ensure the quality and diversity of the contemporary works. ARTmART transfers the successful concept of Greek CHEAPART Gallery to Vienna. ARTmART will, in this vein, exhibit 66 Greek artists in a move that marks the beginning of a European-wide cooperation.View, Exchange, Meet – and Buy!
Die Freie Klasse denkt weiter (nach) 31 Oct. - 21 Nov. 2007, Galerie den Künstler in Munich
The exhibition and organisers Freie Klasse München want to give thinking and (productive) silence more space in the arts. FinnFemFel's contribution is a video-projection called power-nap. It visualise sleeping as the most productive and efficient act of free and boundless thinking, with free associations and without prejudice. The length of the video is 60 min.
Trauma Queen Sept 17 - Oct 20 2007, Athens
Finnfemfel took part with an older work Because I'm worth it!.
A contemporary art exhibition that takes up the experience of anguish associated with "Trauma", in juxtaposition with the contrasting overtones of irony, humor and exaggeration which arise from the expression ‘Drama Queen’.
TRAUMA QUEEN’ traces despair –be it real or an artifice- in connection to mental or physical pain resulting from loss, deformation, constrain, whether they be internal or external in origin. The aim is to have various kinds of social disability take form through art, as possible manifestations of a pathogenic present condition which can lead to literal disability. All this in immediate relation to the consciousness we construct of our personal disability, despair, fear and insecurity as experienced in everyday life.
ARTmART 25 April - 1 May 2007, Künstlerhaus Wien.
Finnfemfel participated with a selection of five artist (including our selves). The artists exhibited pictures they had taken during Not-Oreste 4 in 2001. The exhibition was organised as a colabiration between Christian Rupp (Austrian artist/curator) and the CheapArt Gallery from Athens.
NORDIC WALKING in Umeå, Budapest, Belgrad and Helsinki
Our project Nordic Walking is an attempt to accquaint Europeans with this rather new feature of Finnish outdoor life. Practicing Nordic Walking together using informal and changing concrete forms, we wish on our part to create a footing for a fruitful meeting and exchange between two cultures, both claimed to share a common origin.
The project Ferie was an investigation about the possibility for FinnFemFel to go on a relaxing holiday and at the same time have an exhibition in the gallery trans-art in Trondheim, Norway. The holiday was a caravan car journey from Nykarleby, Finland, to Trondheim and back. To make the holiday realistic Albert’s children Sara and Arne joined us and took a very active part in the project. It said on the invitation card to the opening of the exhibition FinnFemFel: “ In the project in the gallery trans-art the group FinnFemFel keeps what it promises: a Ferie (holiday). It’s a holiday for the group. We will drive a caravan car from Nykarleby in Finland, through the lovely Sweden to Trondheim.
Meeting Point: One of contemporary art’s most characteristic features has been the attempt to take art out of the art institutions and into life and society, so as to create points of contact and networks on a neutral plane, using unconventional forms. With our site-related project we have consciously tried to go in the opposite direction, to bring life/society into a new space for contemporary art in Vaasa.
I'd rather be fishing than going to an artshow is an installation, in which we look in to the contrast between the sterile art-gallery and the warm and attractive home environment. The installation is two rooms linked together with a line of video-monitors. In the monitors you can see each of the members exercising their favourite leisure-time activity.
Kungspassagen (The Kings-passage) was FinnFemFel’s first multinational project. It was an itinerant sculpture, a 15-m long red carpet that connected Umeå (S) with Vasa (FIN) during By Side Sidewalk, autumn 1999. The sculpture was rolled out on different sites in the two cities and transported by four artists by foot, except by ship over the sea.